Next up: Solar Photovoltaics. The first thing that everyone needs to know about solar energy is that there are two basic types of solar panels: those that provide electricity (photovoltaic panels, or PV), and those that provide heat. They are two entirely different types of panels that work in entirely different ways, with different costs and benefits. So when someone says: “I want solar,” I always clarify which kind first. (“Passive” solar is another type, but that does not involve any equipment.)
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Many people ask me what my favorite “green” features of our home are, since we have now lived in it for over two years and can honestly assess whether we would make the same green choice again. While don’t people ask what was the worst choice? What was a complete failure? What do I absolutely hate about our home?
Since I regularly answer “Ask the Expert” questions as a blogger for ProudGreenHome.com, I like to post links to those articles from this blog as well.
The article talks about the challenges and offers solutions, based on my experience both as a homeowner and former consultant for a local solar energy company.
Here’s the article: Top 3 Challenges and Solutions to adding Solar to an Existing Home